Fonterra escapes Aus court

Fonterra's Corporate Centre in Melbourne.

Shock as Australia's competition watchdog spares Fonterra from a court battle for slashing milk payouts.

The world's healthiest?

New Zealand is well placed to provide the natural, non modified types of food some consumers are recognising to be the ...

OPINION: The Government should start an initiative to promote New Zealanders as potentially the healthiest people in the world.

New hope for lonely farmers

The creators of the app say it lets users find love any time, "Whether you're in your truck, on a tractor or on a horse".

Is the rural NZ life getting lonely? Then swipe right on the first global farming dating app.

Fisheries changes ahead

Minister for Primary Industries Nathan Guy.

Changes underway in fisheries management should usher in improvements to the industry.

Owl Farm's autumn tailwind

Fine autumn weather up until the two recent cyclones has Owl Farm well placed heading into winter.

Fine weather until the recent cyclone meant Owl Farm is in good shape for winter.

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opinion

Dealing with those tricky disputes

South Canterbury sheep breeder Ike Williams was  a lawyer in a former life.

Ike Williams was a lawyer in a previous life. Here he gives advice to farmers on those tricky disputes.

Cutting nitrogen losses in winter

There is a higher risk of nitrogen leaching into waterways over winter.

Critics fail to front on the hard yards

Kiwis: healthiest in the world?

Field days

Agri startups pitch to investors

Looks like chicken, tastes like chicken - but it's actually an 'analogue meat' produced from pea protein by ...

New ventures will be aiming to impress investors as they display their wares.

Rain doesn't stop Rural Games 

Businesses loved having Rural Games in Palmerston North.

Last year's Central District Field Days at Manfield Park in Feilding.

Big agri-week for Manawatu

Central Districts Field Days is about to descend on Manfield, accompanied by many other agricultural events.

dairy

Fonterra escapes Aus court

Fonterra's Corporate Centre in Melbourne.

Shock as Australia's competition watchdog spares Fonterra from a court battle for slashing milk payouts.

Owl Farm's autumn tailwind

Fine weather until the recent cyclone meant Owl Farm is in good shape for winter.

Open Country Dairy has announced a new season milk price of $6.25-$6.55/kg MS.

OCD lifts its dairy forecast for next season

Open Country Dairy has lifted its milk price for the new season on the back of a more stable dairy market.

advice

Wanted: naughty pukekos

Who was behind the Massey vegetable attack? Pukekos.

Massey University takes action to deal with pesky pukekos, as birds uproot kumara crops.

New Hurunui role from regulatory chaos

The Hurunui District Landcare Group (HDLG) has a new coordinator in Josh Brown.

South Canterbury sheep breeder Ike Williams was  a lawyer in a former life.

Dealing with those tricky disputes

Ike Williams was a lawyer in a previous life. Here he gives advice to farmers on those tricky disputes.

aquaculture

Blue mussel throwaways to become food, fertiliser

Marlborough mussel farmer Jonathan Large pictured with two-year-old son Archie, is part of a group looking at ways to ...

Blue lipped mussels are considered a pest by Marlborough aquaculture companies.

Are salmon farms really popular?

Sounds resident claims thousands of people are against the farm relocation plan, but they made joint submissions.

King shag live in rocky colonies in the outer Marlborough Sounds, but fly into the inner Sounds to feed.

Shag enters salmon wrangle

Fears for king shag food source if salmon farm plan goes ahead.

beef

Sheep and beef farm profits lift

Sheepmeat prices have lifted from at the beginning of the season.

Sheep and beef farm profits are tipped to rise, but the recovery is still slow.

Lest we forget

 Andrew Jolly reflects on the courage shown by rural families whose members went to war.

The creators of the app say it lets users find love any time, "Whether you're in your truck, on a tractor or on a horse".

New hope for lonely Kiwi farmers

Is the rural NZ life getting lonely? Then swipe right on the first global farming dating app.

Sheep

Sheep and beef farm profits lift

Sheepmeat prices have lifted from at the beginning of the season.

Sheep and beef farm profits are tipped to rise, but the recovery is still slow.

Lest we forget

 Andrew Jolly reflects on the courage shown by rural families whose members went to war.

The creators of the app say it lets users find love any time, "Whether you're in your truck, on a tractor or on a horse".

New hope for lonely Kiwi farmers

Is the rural NZ life getting lonely? Then swipe right on the first global farming dating app.

cropping

Wanted: naughty pukekos

Who was behind the Massey vegetable attack? Pukekos.

Massey University takes action to deal with pesky pukekos, as birds uproot kumara crops.

High country beekeepers buck trend

Mid Canterbury's high country beekeepers elude a horror honey season.

Anzac Day is a chance to reflect on those people from farming families who went to war.

Lest we forget

 Andrew Jolly reflects on the courage shown by rural families whose members went to war.

agribusiness

Dealing with those tricky disputes

South Canterbury sheep breeder Ike Williams was  a lawyer in a former life.

Ike Williams was a lawyer in a previous life. Here he gives advice to farmers on those tricky disputes.

Owl Farm's autumn tailwind

Fine weather until the recent cyclone meant Owl Farm is in good shape for winter.

Open Country Dairy has announced a new season milk price of $6.25-$6.55/kg MS.

OCD lifts its dairy forecast for next season

Open Country Dairy has lifted its milk price for the new season on the back of a more stable dairy market.

Discovery

Keeping the cows in good nick

Sarah Dirks ??? DairyNZ Developer in Animal Productivity team

US farmer works with New Zealand graziers on the welfare of the heifers they take on.

School 'failure' to top scientist 

A Tongan scientist who struggled at school is now at the cutting edge of his field.

Hannah McKerchar studies the changes in the treatment of milk proteins.

From law books to test tubes

A former commercial lawyer has found more excitement in the laboratory, she tells Jarrod Booker.

rural women

Manawatu dairy women talk about budgeting

Build your budget workshop. Dairy Women's Networks, Manawatu convenor Lisa Hicks (left) and workshop facilitator Jodie ...

Manawatu farmers, sharemilkers and contract milkers learn why it is important to do the year ahead's budget.

Walking with classroom carers for equality

OPINION: Education support workers should be paid at least as much as prison guards. They don't have pepper spray to defend themselves.

Proud to be part of Rural Women are Carol Wyllie, Roger and Aynsley Langford, Minty Henderson, Joyce and Jock Wyllie at ...

Proud to be rural women

Rural Women promote strong, vibrant and healthy communities today.

Video

Dairy heads indoors

To break out of the low-cost commodity trap and to improve water quality, New Zealand's dairy industry may embrace a wave of barn-building.

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